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Friday Night Jazz by Newtown Theatre
February 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
The historic Newtown Theatre in Bucks County will kick off a new concert series called “Friday Night Jazz” on Friday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. The first concert will feature The Hailey Brinnel Quartet from Philadelphia with special guest Tony Glausi, a widely acclaimed trumpeter, keyboardist, vocalist and composer from New York.
Just 26 years old, Brinnel has already performed at acclaimed venues such as the XPoNential Music Festival, The Lake George Jazz Festival, World Cafe Live, The Kennedy Center, The Kimmel Center, The Washington Women in Jazz Festival, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and The North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. She was also a finalist in the 2021 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.
Her debut album, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, peaked at #13 on Amazon’s ‘Jazz New Release’ chart, and #44 on the website’s Jazz Best-Seller chart. Brinnel’s music is firmly rooted in jazz tradition, arranged such that the energy is preserved but new life is undoubtedly breathed into them.
Glausi picked up the trumpet at age 10. Amongst other accolades, he has won first prize in the jazz division of the 2014 National Trumpet Competition, first prize in the jazz division of the 2017 ITG International Trumpet Competition, and first prize in the 2017 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Solo Competition.